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Welcome to the next generation of boarding excellence

Tracy Shand - Simly Boarding'Boarding is about living, laughing and learning together. Your future success at any age depends on knowing yourself inside and out. From the first day a boarder joins your community, it is all about preparing young people to be confident in themselves to be successful in the world they will inherit.'

 Tracy Shand

With a passion for personal development, Tracy believes that becoming an expert in your own life at any age is the key to success. The exam results our boarders achieve will get them places, but it is the emotional intelligence and character that boarding creates that will give you the edge in a competitive world. For us as boarding staff, there is limited investment in us both as a person and profession and it is time for change.

A professional milestone was reached in May 2016 when her book, Boardingology- The Power Of 1, was published worldwide. A book of personal development for boarding staff that integrates coaching and wellbeing is a first in the world for boarding schools. Tracy takes opportunities to empower boarding staff to see their life through a new lense by training, coaching and publishing a termly magazine called i.boarding.

Her boarding career to date spans various positions from house tutor to deputy head working in both the UK and Asia. At all stages of her career, Tracy bears two key values in mind – the importance of stepping into the other persons shoes and everyone is someone’s child. It is this focus, combined with specialist coaching training, which has allowed her to achieve amazing results both as an education professional and a qualified life coach. 

A thought leader in boarding education, she has published articles in leading magazines related to boarding education around the world. She is currently writing two more books – Leader- It’s Showtime and Sixth Form Boardingology due for release in 2017. All royalties from these books go to charities around the world that support young people access boarding to have a better future.

Ten years from now, the global boarding world will be very different. Are you ready to join the next generation of lifelong learning for boarding schools?If so, welcome boarding pioneer, our journey starts now.

What people are saying

"The appointment of a new head of boarding has further developed the management and leadership of boarding in the school."

ISI Inspection 2012

"She was knowledgeable, passionate about coaching and a pleasure to work with."

Deputy Principal, China

"In my hard times here you showed me I could do the possible even when everything seemed to be impossible."


‘Boardingology  is a genuinely insightful and motivational work’    Amazon 5* review

‘A must for also any school boarding house.’   Boardingology , Amazon 5* review

' She has put the 'i 'back into my boarding world. Thank you. ' HSM

Simply Boarding is a sister company of Boardingology